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Colt Cunningham of the Locust Grove FFA Wins Supreme Purebred Heifer With His Champion Limousin at the 2016 OYE

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:38:18 CDT

Colt Cunningham of the Locust Grove FFA Wins Supreme Purebred Heifer With His Champion Limousin at the 2016 OYE

Over thirty thousand dollars in scholarships were presented to the owners of the top purebred beef heifers shown at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo, with many of the breed champion and reserve champion receiving scholarships from one to two thousand dollars. In addition, the Supreme Champion Purebred Heifer of all the Breeds received an additional one thousand dollar scholarship. That Supreme Champion was owned and shown by Colt Cunningham of the Locust Grove FFA with his Limousin Champion Heifer. The Reserve Supreme Champion Purebred Heifer was the Maine Anjou Champion, shown by Ace McHatton of the Marshall County 4-H. They were the best of sixteen different breed champions exhinited. (Pictured here is the happy owner of the Champion Red Angus, Brock Hutchison of Seiling FFA)

The Supreme Bred and Owned Breeding Heifer was shown by Sarah Armitage, Pottawatomie Co. 4-H with her Simmental while the Reserve Supreme Bred and Owned Breeding Heifer belonged to Andrew Wright of Afton FFA- Andrew showing his Limousin heifer.

Finally, in the Influence Drive, the top winners included:

Supreme Influence Heifer:                       Carlee Clark, Sequoyah Co. 4-H - Charolais Composite
Reserve Influence Heifer:                       Chloe Clark, Sequoyah Co. 4-H - Shorthorn Plus
Third Overall Influence Heifer:                Ryle Wahl, Fairview FFA - Charolais Composite

Top winners in the Influence Drive received $1,500 for the Supreme Heifer, $1,000 for the Reserve and $500 for the Third Overall Heifer.

The complete list of Breed Champions and Reserves include the following:

Breed Champion Angus Heifer:                     Alisa Friesen, Arnett-Elliss FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Angus Heifer:        Ryan Callahan, Oklahoma County 4-H
Third Overall Champion Angus Heifer:          Charley Johnson, Muhall-Orlando FFA

Breed Champion Brangus Heifer:          Brook Langford, Elgin FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Brangus Heifer:      Craylyn King, Tahlequah FFA

Breed Champion Brahman Heifer:                   Jansan Storey, Valliant FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Brahman Heifer:      Mason Hammonds, McCurtain Co 4-H

Breed Champion Beefmaster Heifer:                Luke White, Checotah FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Beefmaster Heifer:   Colten Altkinson, El Reno FFA

Breed Champion Charolais Heifer                    Kristen Lovett, Tishomingo FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Charolais Heifer:      Kyla Walter, Elk City FFA

Breed Champion Chianina Heifer:                     McKenzie Layton, Amber-Pocasset
Reserve Breed Champion Chianina Heifer:        McKayla Fuller, Lindsay FFA
Breed Champion Dexter Heifer:                        Kaylee Harvey, Sperry FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Dexter Heifer:           Kaylee Harvey, Sperry FFA

Breed Champion Gelbvieh Heifer:                     Micah Mueggenborg, Kingfisher FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Gelbveih Heifer:        Brylee Thiel, Kay Co. 4-H

Breed Champion Polled Hereford Heifer:               Molly Long, Pauls Valley FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Polled Hereford Heifer: Kya Rhodes, Vanoss FFA
Third Overall Polled Hereford Heifer:                     Evan Sims, Oklahoma County 4-H

Breed Champion Horned Hereford Heifer:              Lauren Bilderback, El Reno FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Horned Hereford Heifer Chancee M. Clark, Sequoyah Count 4-H

Breed Champion Limousin Heifer:                           Colt Cunningham, Locust Grove FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Limousin Heifer:              Shelby Hubbard, Miami FFA

Breed Champion Lowline Heifer:                             Wyatt Coffey, Morrison FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Lowline Heifer:                 Laramie Coffey, Morrison FFA

Breed Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer:                     Ace McHatton, Marshall Co. 4-H
Reserve Breed Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer:        Shaylee Senkel, Latta FFA

Breed Champion Mini Hereford Heifer:                    Caitlyn Ramsey, Waurika FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Mini Hereford Heifer:       Baylee Wessels, Garber FFA

Breed Champion Red Angus Heifer:                        Brock Hutchison, Seiling FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Red Angus Heifer:           Jayden Pritchett, Locust Grove FFA

Breed Champion Shorthorn Heifer:                          Dallon Thomas, Perry FFA
Reserve Breed Champion Shorthorn Heifer:             Mitchell Hunter, Clinton FFA

Breed Champion Simmental Heifer:                          Sarah Armitage, Pottawatomie Co. 4-H
Reserve Breed Champion Simmental Heifer:             Blake Henrichs, Okarche FFA

Already posted are more than 700 photos from the 2016 OYE, you can check them out on our FLICKR page that is located here. Exhibitors and their families are welcome to download their favorite pictures from our 2016 OYE Flickr Album.

Our Coverage of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their committment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business- click here for their website. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2016 OYE, McDonalds- click here to learn more about how McDonalds is a leader in sustainability.



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